Things to Do: January 29 – February 4, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of January 29 – February 4, 2018:

  • Ready for Kindergarten Workshop – January 29, 31 & February 4
  • Women in Business Conference – January 31 – Sold Out
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Victoria Royals – January 31
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – February 2
  • Hanford High Drama presents “Curtains” – February 2 & 3
  • Sembrando Esperanza en Nuestra Comunidad – Planting Hope in Our Community – February 3
  • Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter February Meeting – February 3
  • Hanford History Project Open House – February 3
  • 22nd Annual St. Joseph Catholic School Art & Wine Gala – February 3
  • Children’s Developmental Center 17th Annual Wine Fete – February 3
  • Tri-City Film Club presents “Maudie” – February 4
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Ready for Kindergarten Workshop – January 29, 31 & February 4

Offered at several Kennewick locations during the evening
Free to all Kennewick residents with children ages birth to 5

Do you have a child birth to age 5? Would you like to know how your playtime can help your child be ready for Kindergarten? Workshops are Free, toy, tools, puzzles, books are free. These 90 minutes workshops for parents are offered with Free childcare.

These workshops are offered in Kennewick by The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/read20minutes/

Women in Business Conference – January 31 – Sold Out

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
All day event
Note: sold out

The Tri-Cities Women in Business Conference is a one-day powerhouse event that brings together accomplished female leaders, corporate executives, business owners and young professionals to share insights, exchange ideas and empower their careers.

Since the inaugural event in 2012, it has grown to be Eastern Washington’s largest career and professional development event for women, boasting two keynote presentations, morning seminars, six afternoon workshops and a wine social to end the day.

In addition, the event brings in over 300 all-day conference attendees, 500-600 luncheon attendees and 30 exhibitor booths!
Info: http://www.tricityregionalchamber.com/women-in-business-conference.html

Tri-City Americans vs. Victoria Royals – January 31

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $21 adults 20+, $19 seniors 62+, $12 teen 10-19 yr, $10 youth 3-9 yr

Cheer on the Tri-City Americans as they take on the Victoria Royals!
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/

Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – February 2

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $21 adults 20+, $19 seniors 62+, $12 teen 10-19 yr, $10 youth 3-9 yr

Cheer on the Tri-City Americans as they take on the Portland Winterhawks! It is also Groundhog Day.
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/

Hanford High Drama presents “Curtains” – February 2 & 3

Hanford High School Auditorium, 450 Hanford St. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12 or $15 depending on seating

Hanford High School is proud to present Curtains the Musical! This PG-rated murder mystery whodunit will have you laughing in your seats. Curtains is set in Boston in the late 50s. It centers on the murder of the leading lady of a Broadway-bound show.
Future dates: February 7, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m., February 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Info & Tickets: https://hanforddrama.org/

Sembrando Esperanza en Nuestra Comunidad – Planting Hope in Our Community – February 3

Kennewick High School
From 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Free family event

This free family event is presented in Spanish and is open to the public; childcare, a light breakfast, and lunch are provided. There will be a prize giveaway and books for check out from MCL. Dr. Saul Valencia, chief medical officer at Tri-Cities Community Health, is the keynote speaker.

There will be workshops for adults to attend on topics such as internet safety for kids, consumer protection, diabetes management and nutrition, parent engagement for academic success, and using eBooks at MCL.

Presentations will be provided by TCLCN members and other local experts including Richland Police Department and the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

Students in grades six through 12 will participate in a leadership workshop. Childcare and activities will be provided for children 10 and under.
Info: https://www.midcolumbialibraries.org/event/sembrando-esperanza-en-nuestra-comunidad-planting-hope-our-community

Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter February Meeting – February 3

White Bluffs Brewing, 2034 Logston Blvd. in Richland
From 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Free to sing – beer extra

Sing! Drink Beer! Celebrate Super Bowl Eve!

We will provide the Beer Choir Hymnal and have a grand time in the ancient tradition of people singing while drinking beer. Stay for as little or as long as you’d like.

Haven’t been to a Beer Choir Atomic Chapter meeting for a while? We’ve added a number of new songs in our Beer Choir Hymnal supplement prepared by our amazing keyboard player Dan.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/118366988902691/

Hanford History Project Open House – February 3

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Free to attend

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with the launch of our Civil Rights Oral History Project. We invite you to enjoy refreshments and learn more about the project. This after-hours event will be held in the Doris Roberts Gallery and the library lobby.

This program is a collaboration between AACCES, WSU-TC, the National Park Service and the Richland Public Library.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/213637009205145/

22nd Annual St. Joseph Catholic School Art & Wine Gala – February 3

St. Joseph Church Dillon Hall, 520 S Garfield St. in Kennewick
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $75 per person – registration closes January 31

The night will feature some of the Tri-Cities finest wineries, microbreweries and catering. Please join us for our Dinner Auction at Dillon Hall.

– 5:00 p.m. – Doors open, Silent Auction & Social Hour begin in the Parish Activity Center. There will be wine from our wineries and light hors d’oeuvres as well as live music. This portion of the evening will end at 7:00 pm. Guests will then be ushered to Dillon Hall where the Dinner and Live auction will begin shortly thereafter.
– 7:00 p.m. – Guests move to Dillon Hall for dinner, Wineries Close
– 7:30 p.m. – Dinner is served, Live Auction Begins
– 8:00 p.m. – Cigar tent opens sponsored by the Educated Cigar
– 9:15 p.m. – Live music and dancing
– 11:00 p.m. – Cigar tent closes and music ends
Tickets: https://stjoseph-kennewick.ejoinme.org/tickets
Info: https://stjoseph-kennewick.ejoinme.org/index

Children’s Developmental Center 17th Annual Wine Fete – February 3

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Starts at 5: 30 p.m.
Tickets: $140 per person

A beautiful upscale dinner and wine event will be held at Three Rivers Convention Center. You will enjoy a gourmet dinner, wine and have an opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items featuring wines from nearly all wineries in our region and many from throughout the West Coast. It has been said that this is the premier wine event in the Tri-Cities community.

The Children’s Developmental Center has several events throughout the year that raise much needed funds for our services to children and their families.
Tickets: https://childrensdevelopmentalcenter.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/201817thAnnualWineFete/TicketSales/tabid/905003/Default.aspx
Info: http://childrensdevelopmentalcenter.org/winefete/

Tri-City Film Club presents “Maudie” – February 4

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 2 p.m.
Cost: $4 suggested donation

Maudie (2016) Biographical Drama, Ireland/Canada, English, PG-13, 116 min.

The alluring Sally Hawkins stars alongside Ethan Hawke in Maudie, a drama about Canadian artist Maudie Lewis. Chronicling Maudie’s experience with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and her journey to becoming one of Canada’s premiere folk artists, the film is an honest, brutal, engaging, and heartfelt portrayal of human relationships, artistic temperament, and charming passion.
Info: http://www.tricityfilmclub.org/#2

Art Exhibits

DrewBoy Creative: The Yellow Show – February 2
DrewBoy Creative, (Confluence Center) 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

DrewBoy Creative’s signature color show, The Yellow Show, opens with a reception. Nearly 60 artworks will be featured in this show. This art show is proudly sponsored by Joe Cruz and Steve & Sara Schwan.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/436019386784853/

CBC Art Exhibit: The Texture of Black through February 8
CBC Esvelt Gallery, 2600 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – noon
Saturday & Sunday, Closed
Cost: Free to attend

Featuring works by Brenda Mallory and Jenene Nagy.

Artwork featured in this exhibit is chromatically dark in value and includes a variety of media including sculptured forms by Mallory to two-dimensional work by Nagy.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/cbcartscenter/

Gallery at the Park New Exhibit – Opens January 30
Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

A new exhibit featuring the artwork of Tracy Horner & Jane Estrada opens on January 30. There will be a reception on February 4. The exhibit will run until February 23. Check back for more details…
Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/new-blog/

Art & Music Festivals – Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/arts.htm.

Nightlife Music

For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: http://tricityvibe.com and https://www.facebook.com/vibetricities

Tri-Cities Jam/Open Mic Community
Looking for a place to try out a new song or just want to play and have no gig? The Tri-Cities Jam/Open Mic Community provides a listing of Open Mics and Jam Nights in the greater Tri-Cities area.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-Cities-JamOpen-Mic-Community-925736630819618/

Tri-Cities Karaoke
For karaoke venues and a calendar of karaoke events in the Tri-Cities, check out: http://karaoketricity.wixsite.com/sing.

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/music.htm.

The Reach Museum

1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday – closed
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free – annual memberships are also available for purchase
Note: fee increase for adults…

Museum exhibits at The REACH celebrate the natural, scientific and cultural history of the Tri-Cities area. You can find hands-on activities for families on Saturdays and other activities that take place each month. Check the REACH calendar. Also, space is available for club meetings and events for a nominal fee.Info: http://www.visitthereach.org and https://www.facebook.com/reachmuseum/

Museums, Interpretive Centers, and History Resources
For information about museums, interpretive centers, and history resources for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby towns & cities in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/history.htm.

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows

Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. (Bldg D), in Pasco
Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors; $3 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online)

Showing this week:

  • February 2: Supervolcanoes at 7 p.m. and Stars of the Pharaohs at 8 p.m.
  • February 3: The Little Star That Could at 2 p.m. and The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather at 3 p.m.

The Bechtel National Planetarium, located on the campus of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, provides life-like, high-definition images and sound using the most state-of-the-art projection system in the Pacific Northwest. The 36-foot panoramic viewing dome can simulate a 3-D effect.

A typical hour-long show includes a 20-30 minute live presentation and a 25-30 minute full-dome movie. Presentation topics may include solar system or constellation tours, what’s visible in the current night sky, and astronomy in the news.
Tickets and info: http://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=1496 and https://www.facebook.com/CBCPlanetarium

LIGO Public Tours

LIGO Hanford Observatory, west of Richland off Horn Road, 127124 N. Highway 10.
Come take a look at LIGO! On the second Saturday of every month we offer free public drop in tours that will give you an excellent look at our facility. Tours usually last about two hours. Tours work best for participants of middle school age and up, but all ages are welcome.

First Walking Tour: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Auditorium Talk: 3:00 p.m.
Second Walking Tour: 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Info: http://www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu/informal.html

Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website

For activities to do around the Tri-Cities region including Farmers’ Markets, Outdoor Recreation, Wineries, Breweries, Performing Arts & Music, Social Clubs & Groups and more, visit the Tri-Cities Washington Guide website: https://tri-citiesguide.org.

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